06/09/2023 - 30/09/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Lily Macrae - How the light gets in
Lily Macrae’s debut solo exhibition with Soho Revue ‘How The Light Gets In’, is a body of work made in the artist’s Clydeside studio in Govan, Glasgow.
Macrae has a highly original creative process in which she subverts the way we understand painting as a medium. She has developed a subtractive method of working, applying and then removing paint in an almost excavational mode to reveal forms that lie dormant beneath the surface.
To create the dramatic ‘chiaroscuro’ that characterises her work, Lily rubs back and manipulates layers of pigment, harnessing the light that emanates from within each piece as a guiding force in her construction of an image, whilst plunging some areas into dramatic obscurity and darkness. In this sense, the act of painting is simultaneously an act of excavation and construction for Macrae.